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RATINGS: 2634   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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This English style of beer, also known as Sweet Stout or Cream Stout, first appeared in London in the late 1800’s. The early brewers touted the health benefits of the milk sugar in this beer which today relates mainly to the increased amount of calories(no real health benefits…sorry). The milk sugar adds a well rounded sweetness to this dark beer and makes it an outstanding, year ‘round stout.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2007
Bottle at Microbar, Clapham. My first Brew Dog. Pours a reddish brown beer. Small beige heads forms. Breaddy biscuit nose with subtle roasted malts detected. Some carbonation. Cream taste with coffee. Dry sticky caramel finish. An ok beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
sneezey (132) - Hackettstown, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2007
Quite reasonable aroma, but visibly light in color for a sout. Toasty but quite fizzy and somewhat watery. Reasonable flavor but as roasted as you would expect even from a sweeter style stout. Average. Mediocre even. Starts nice and doesn’t follow through. Not really bad, just disappointing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fukito (897) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - NOV 23, 2007
Bottle at Chris´s, november 07. Milk chocolate aroma, pure, simple and captivating milk chocolate aroma. Coffe, milk, milk chocolate flavor with a small hint of earthy hops. Warming and balanced. Dark, opaque brownish-black color with a nice, creamy beige head. Medium, smooth, silky mouthfeel with some charcoal notes. Wonderfull sweet stout.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
clueo (160) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2007
The stout pours and settles quickly with a darker color head. It has a nice chocolate aroma and a nice smooth taste and aftertaste. This stout is quite easy to drink.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerloverEJ21 (131) - Georgia, USA - NOV 20, 2007
Poured black with medium deminishing head. Very frothy and creamy texture. Fairly sweet, fruit notes, actually had a milky taste to be honest. Hints of plum, milk chocolate, mocha. Pleasant aftertaste. Overall, pretty darn good. I may have this one again.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ingy (100) - candler, North Carolina, USA - NOV 20, 2007
bottle. Black with small tan head. Coffee, dark chocolate, malt. Decent stout, but thin and less creamy than other milk stouts.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChetLemmons (87) - orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 19, 2007
nice head. raspberry cream aroma. smelled quite tasty. light body stout, went down pretty smooth. tastes like choco milk and root beer. i think i just found a new #1...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
valpoaj (661) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - NOV 19, 2007
Black pour with reddish tint. Thin tan head sticks around about a minute. Interesting aroma...relatively sweet due to a sugary malt scent, and also some roasted coffee accents. Good flavor...mostly coffee, but light coffee is very sweet and somewhat creamy (though not heavy on the palate). Some milk chocolate flavors also in there. I’m finding some tobacco notes in the background as well. Probably the best offering I’ve had to date from the Left Hand folks. On a side note, would concur that this is a stout that can be enjoyed on all but the hottest evenings due to its ’light’ characteristics

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tilley4 (218) - Huron, Tennessee, USA - NOV 17, 2007
Poured black with a 1 inch head that dissipated fairly quickly. Couldn’t really tell much from the aroma but it was following a Celebrator from Ayinger so there you go. It was a little thinner and more watery than I was expecting but it was a pretty good sweet stout. It was comparable with the Sam Adams Cream Stout but maybe a little more cofferlile in its finish. I will give this another shot and probably rerate it. I was expecting a little more after reading some of the ratings.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DeweyDell (159) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2007
12 oz bottle. Pours black-ish brown with a tiny white head. Strong coffee aroma... my first Left Hand beer and thus far I am not disappointed. Taste is also pretty fantastic... a lot of coffee, dark chocolate, milk? Ha. Don’t put it past me to imagine something because of the beer’s name, but there is definitely a milky sort of creaminess in this that is wonderful. Unfortunately, the creaminess is in the taste and not the body... which is really the only negative thing I have to say about this brew. Just a little thin. S’ok though, still a new favorite for me.


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